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to jump-start the economy, not just the stock market. let's go to nicole petallides at new york stock exchange. david: let's start, nicole. we start with fedex it was an extraordinary run-up. it was in the $100 range. it pulls back quite a bit. this is the biggest pullback since 2011? >> certainly is, the biggest pull back since 2011. concerns globally and also going to cut down what they're shipping over it asia. lauren: how is oracle looking ahead of their earnings release, nicole? >> we're watching oracle closely in the tax realm. we'll see whether or not they have earnings. [closing bell rings] david: best buy up another 5%. that stock can not be denied. as you her the bells are ringing on wall street. looks like the indexes are going to keep essentially where they were before and after ben bernanke began to talk. looked like they were sliding a bit. they stopped that slide. trading this the 50 to 60-point range on the dow. the s&p is doing better percentagewise. nasdaq is doing well. russell 2000, small and mid-sized caps doing well. there are interesting company stories and sect
money into the economy? they let us know the exit plan for all of this. melissa: taxpayer outrage, bankrupt city in california paying out a million dollars in pay raises. they are bankrupt. lori: and paying races? crazy town. fedex says more customers are taking a less expensive option and it is hitting the bottom line. melissa: the cyber threat hit by online hackers putting financial firms here on high alert. but first, time for stocks now. nicole petallides is standing by. stocks posted solid gains ahead of the fed decision. nicole: that is right. everybody focused on the fed about an hour away from now. very accommodated if fed, and we're watching a market hitting new all-time highs in the dow jones industrial. of almost 56 points at the moment showing you some names that hit some highs today including nativ united technolo. hitting the highest levels we've ever seen for those names and we cannot leave out verizon. the highest levels we'v we haven in over 11 years. so while the shareholders have been enjoying great dividends, they can now also note multi-year highs as well. as
-sixth of the economy in order to be able to gain control of our lives, and of course it's going to be a mess. what does the government do that is good when it starts interfering with our lives? there are functions for the government. they need to remember what those things are and leave the rest of us alone. >> neil: what they discovered, as you warned -- this is prior to your prayer breakfast meet and greet with the president -- that all of a sudden the goodies would be showcased up front. the problems would be later. the goodies were fewer, the problems many more, and the cost of this potentially much, much hire than the thought. how is all of this rolling out now? >> well, of course the reason that it was done in secret, rather than in a transparent manner in which it was supposed to have been done, is because there are so many bad parts of it. there's so many obligations so many new taxes associated with it. it's incredibly expense simple. it was supposed to lower the cost. it has raised the cost of the premiums for average family, and in the neighborhood of $5,000. this is a disaster. and the real
. >>> not even a down economy can crush rock and roll. legendary kiss rockers gene simmons and paul stanley kick off a big expan shun of their restaurants. they're here in first on fox interview to tell us why now is the time to bet on the consumer. even when they say it's not it is always about money melissa: first let's turn to today's market moment. fears over cyprus's bailout led to a choppy day of trading on wall street. the dow managed to eke out a slight gain with the nasdaq and s&p 500 posting minor laws. the s&p fell for the third straight session. that is the worst losing streak of the year. microsoft could be in some hot water with the justice department. microsoft and some of its business partners are being investigated over a foreign bribery claims. government officials in china, italy and romania were allegedly bribed to earn software contracts but shares of microsoft still managed to close the day up slightly. >>> all right we start tonight in cyprus. the parliament rejected the tax on bank deposits, potentially killing the bailout but russia is floating another option, gazprom, w
boost to jobs and the economy. doug joins us to break it all down. >>> plus the government dumps key crop reports this year all thanks to the sequester. that means pricing chaos for milk and other products. a top commodities trader tells us how bad it could get for you. >>> the dirty secret for electric cars. they are supposed to save us money and save the earth but they're more expensive than you think. one of "time" magazine's most influential people in the world is here to explain exclusively why. even when they say it's not, it is always about money melissa: so we've got to start with today's market moment. we keep breaking record. get this, it is getting ridiculous. u.s. jobless claims fell unexpectedly give investors a fresh dose of optimism about the economy. the dow closed at a record high for the 8th straight day. it has posted gains for ten straight sessions. the dow is on the its longest winning streak since 1996. the nasdaq also hit a new 12-year high. the s&p 500 is now less than two points away from hitting it all-time highs. >>> our top story tonight, the rapidly balan
, think of the deficit as a stimulus to the economy. neil: a stimulus to the economy. he has always been that way. it pays to focus on what bill gates and doing now, he is on a spending mission, he leaves little doubt about what he thinks of republican mission and their drive to cool it on the spending without thinking about results, his biggest fear, congress cutting foreign aid. the man said that foreign raid does a lot of good for the planet. to gauge the more good than bad without a doubt, that is why the guy, he was in washington today pushing hard. urging freshmen lawmakers not to give up the fight or spending on those 2 need the help -- who need the help the most, tonight. decide whether a man can or should stop congress from closing some spending doors, perhaps of all of the interviews i've done with bill gates over the years from earliest days at microsoft or before he became the power house to keeping his juggernaut going once it was a power house to going full time in charity business, this day is for me the most meaningful and consequential, not because of anything i asked of
trying to up to people who love tax revenue. you will get less tax revenue when the economy is smaller. this is something that the market understands. they want to see the economy grow. less in the future is better for the economy and markets. neil: that would mean no that if we are continuing on this trend, everything that the markets are celebrating right now, slobby sequestration, whenever you want to call it could be short-lived and there could be problems. what do you see happening? >> well, i think rand paul messages effective not only for the markets, but for the economy and the country at large because he is making a connection between economic liberty and prosperity. he understands that does look to the 20th-century. always the most prosperous countries are always the most free. and the message of essentially constitutionality, individual rights, that is tremendously bullish for the market. bullish for the economy. hitting the nail on the head. the fact that everything investors are seeing that we had a sequestered. this guy did not fall. there is still more work to be done in
a negative impact on the national economy and perhaps even the world economy and d think that is the facts are these institutions have become too large. gerri: the administration disagrees with you. but i have to ask you, senator, are the banks simply too big, the major ones, five or six that do business with so many americans in this country. >> doesn't that bring up a whole other issue of if they're too big you can't govern them, you can't punish them, you can't discipline them, maybe that is an issue we have to deal with but that is not the immediate concern. the immediate concern is number one they said they relied on experts. senator brown and i want to know who these expes are. they want to know the judgment bas for which you can't ggt them for criminal activity, but the other things, is it a crime you can be a ceo of a company as opposed to a customer in the bank and violate the law and can't be punished for it. you get to big to jail in that instance. gerri: what the attorney general is saying is moving to a jail would jeopardize the financial syssem and i think everybody has in th
and the new fed forecast for the economy. and the stocks we're focused on this morning, blackberry getting an upgrade at morgan stanley and a note titled why it won't go down and it gets into the best buy bull camp, and calling it the best near-term idea in the sector. let's get straight to fedex. the package delivery company says it earned $1.23 a share in the fiscal third quarter and below wall street forecasts. fedex says the customers were choosing slower transit services. this does happen, of course, after a massive run in the transports. >> one of the things that amazes me about fedex is they keep missing and they get loved a few days later. missed and gets loved. it's still regarded as being a profit machine. they have this restructuring that people like very much. people feel it's only a matter of time before someone steps up to the more expensive freight. to me, my charitable trust owns ups. ups has the expectations lower. scott davis always says negative things. >> melissa hit the nail on the head. the stock had a big run and the two guys were going head to head over what was in
economy of our church is another big step in the right direction. >> reporter: the president along with first lady said is one wishes to the new pope in a statement that reads in part by look forward to working with his holiness to advance peace, security, and dignity for our fellow human beings fifth regardless of faith. we have also learned that vice-president biden will trav to rome for the pope's installation. lou: thank you very much. fox news correspondent. turning back to washington. the president asked by an unnamed republican whether white smoke would be emanating from the capitol building after today's meeting with republicans . the president responding, i think that straining the analogy a lot of folks would agree with them. not a surprising sentiment considering the president gave a national interview before the meetg trying to downplay the possibility of striking any kind of bipartisan deal on budgets cut taxes, and deficit reduction. >> it may be that the differences are just too white if their position is we cannot do any revenue or we can only do revenue if we get m
times the size of its economy without having some kind of bail structure in a solution, it becomes very difficult. and i think that understanding is quite clear among investors. so from a longer term perspective, i think there's a positive element here which is a more substantial bailin in this solution. >> valentin, what kind of exposure do you have in europe at this point and what changes have you made in regard to how the cypriot levy is handled? >> it is creating a bit of uncertainty. clearly, it comes from lingering uncertainty over the political situation in italy. so all in all, it makes the bit more cautious on europe. not so much on our overall willingness to take risks. we're still overweight global real estate, but we have still put down our exposure in europe, so we are now under weight european equities. we are cautious on peripheral bull markets and european fixed income space. so that is the main changes. still on the regional allocation that we have, but not so much altering our overall willingness to look for risk. i think in general, the broadening of the global cycle
than three hours from the federal reserve notes and whether or not it continues stimulating the economy at the current levels, keeps propping things up. why don't you just pick up from where we left off because talking about washington related to the bigger picture scenario not assist early today but the role the federal reserve plays in all of this as long as interest rates stay as low as they are, what do you think? >> the fed plays a big role keeping interest rates low. i heard on the fiscal side, you're right, maybe outside of the beltway the washington fatigue, but returned to the fed, everyday to indicate the fed keeps the pedal to the metal, 85 billion per month, there'll be some talk about scaling it back later this year. the thing to watch is the fed forecast. all the members put in the economic forecast for the next three years. my guess is it'll be a little bit more promising for social and employment rate above 6.5% until 2015 and that is the threshold, they will not move interest rates up before your employment rate gets to that level, that is still at least two years from
insolvent. the banks in cyprus are huge, eight times the size of the economy. consider that here in the united states. our banking system is roughly one-time the size of our economy. what we're waiting to see next are they going to get this through parliament and get it done? it is so controversial they're trying to find out different ways to make it less controversial. impose the tax on larger shareholders to a much greater degree. it was originally 9.9% and you go to 12%. if you didn't want to tax the small guys at all you'd have to go to 15% or 16%. this is the scene when the president walked into the palace headquarters. there were people there with no written on their hand and this says merkel stole our money. keep in mind, european union will still give them 10 billion euros and they were trying to come up to reduce the original size from 17 billion euros. the other thing to keep in mind, by taxing depositors they're taxing a lot of foreigners and a lot of russians who had kept their money. the thing is will the rest of europe, will small depositors across the rest of europ
stock market and rising investment returns in the economy. but it's not all good news out there. detroit, take a look at the new man in charge of your money. governor rick snyder naming kevin orr as emergency manager for the financially distressed city. i think bankruptcy and busted union contracts are the only answers, i will speak to the kwov nor and mr. orr about their chances and president obama, very interesting things to tell republican senators this afternoon. he says he's for corporate tax reform and willing to push fellow democrats on entitlements. is the charm offensive starting to pay off? "the kudlow report" begins right now. first up tonight, a nice 83-point move higher for the dow, makes it ten straight days of gains. we have details of another day of record highs, good evening, ka kayla. >> reporter: jobless claims fell unexpectedly and gave traders more confidence in growth. the dow sitting above 14,500. up 83 points to 14,539. this month the dow has been up nearly every single day. the s & p within four points. all time record closing here. 1,563. on rising rates on trea
the people who otherwise woif brought a business into new york. to make the economy grow, you need inbound migration, not outbound migration. neil: it's a dollar's choice for you; right? i mean, you could go to north dakota, but north dakota's pretty far from here, so you go to florida? obviously, a lot of people do. there's no income tax, no estate tax, but a lot of peep don't like the heat. i'm just saying, you know, maybe people are looking at this wilbur saying there's a lot of high tax states. california is one of them. new york is one of them. tristate, new york city, new jersey, connecticut area, all high tax states. where do we go? that's what politicians count on. >> my guess is he'll be in the sense to bring in more tax than he will lose. i don't think you're going to have vast outbound migration, but i think the question is, did you break safe with the business community when you promise them the temporary tax, people sported it. i don't know very few people in the business community opposed it the first time because we thought, well, he's doing a good job. he's trying to fix it
. >>> a shocking shocker. much better than retails report has some saying it's a game changer for the economy. we want to know what it means to the rally and your money. with us trading for the next hour are stephanie link, josh brown, pete, and john. john, what's your read? what does it mean to the market? >> this retail sales number, judge, was spectacular. highest in six month, supposed to be hit by gasoline prices, and instead, we get numbers that are twice as good as anybody expected. now, except for bars and consumer electronics basically, and i'd say that, judge, is because the super bowl has that draw where it pulls all that interest and business into the super bowl week, and then it bleeds out the rest of the month. i think that's the main reason that we didn't get positive numbers there, or perhaps buffalo wild wings and some of the places people went to watch them. but these numbers were spectacular. i thought they were extremely telling about where we're likely to go next. >> pete, i want to know what it means for the rally. it was a much better than expected number. surprised an awfu
the day. from the economy to earnings now. we get a number of interesting quarterly reports due today as well. before the bell, we'll hear from fedex, general mills and lennar and this afternoon we have oracle. a lot to chew on for the markets. s&p by the way coming off its first three-day decline of 2013. take a look at u.s. equity futures at this hour. green arrows across the board. and then of course there's cyprus. the country's leaders are holding crisis talks today trying it avert a financial meltdown. the parliament rejected an unprecedented tax on bank deposits. that was a key part of the eu bailout terms. the finance minister is in moscow today with mounting speculation that russia could step in with a safety plan to safeguard russian deposits in cyprus. steve sedgwick is in moscow where he caught up with the finance minister there an hour or so ago. steve? >> they turned to russians once again. there's a loan on the table from russians dating back from 2011 so it's not the exception to it the rule for the cypriots to turn to the russians. the russians themselves are indignan
, getting our aaa rating back, dollar policy. where our economy is going as we face tax increases. of course the sequester questions. peter will cover it all. you don't want to miss it. that is in about nine minutes from now right here. also driving money towards transportation. that's what legendary investor wilbur ross is doing. find out what he is buying and selling. wilbur ross doesn't like to give picks but he has a couple of them. also if he think this is rally has strong legs. with $5 billion under management he is someone you can not afford to miss. >>> before all that we're going to tell you what drove markets with today's data download. the dow is making history once again, posting its 8th straight record close. the longest streak of record closings since november of 1996. the s&p and nasdaq also ending in in the green with the s&p now less than three points away from its all-time high. >>> energy and technology were the best performing sectors. the number about americans filing for new jobless benefits fell for the third week in a row. initial claims unexpectedly dropped by 10,000
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-- pillars for any move higher and expansion in the economy domestically. housing, financials without a doubt. energy as the third. liz: okay. >> large cap technology for the dividend but those three i think you've got to have exposure sure to with dry powder right now. liz: let me tell the viewers. things working past five months, at least follow that trend for now, correct. >> yes. david: wow! that is amazing we could see doubling of money they made in housing an financials. george, we were talking a little bit about the consumer sector, retail sector specifically. you think it is good time to buy into mickey d's or mcdonald's now? or again, like we talked about apple, should we wait until it comes down? >> you want to buy mcdonald's. you want to buy coca-cola. you want to buy large cap blue chip names. right now mcdonald's is trading under $100 a share and coca-cola is trading at about 38. david: mcdonald's at 100, george, mcdonald's at 100. it seems a little pricey right now at 100. should i wait for it to come down into the 80s for example? >> you could. you could do the same strategy as
to the forefront and that's more important. the u.s. economy, china and although there is a big idea they're stealing customer's money and savings accounts is abomination, i believe it's a different european country. entered the european union in 2008, i don't think it will be as big of a deal as people think, i think it will be on the headlines for two weeks. stuart: all right, let's see what's happening on the opening bell, upside. and i'm looking for a gain of 20, 30 points for the time they're open, 10 points higher, 14,462. nicole, let's bring you in. one of your favorite stocks, we're watching it closely. yoga pants, they say they're too sheer. in other words, you can see through them. i think that the stock is way down. nicole: it is way down. it's going to hurt their bottom line. and they're talking about bringing in the pants that are sheer. that basically is like a fall for the company, you can't have pants that are sheer. i have to admit my lululemon, i noticed recently is sheer and it's no joke and you're able to bring them back in, but it's going to hurt their revenue and bot
that republicans say over ten years we have another trillion dollars. i don't know how will a robust economy can be created out of this. i mean, if these tax increases which i agree, 1 trillion democrats are proposing and what happened. if it were that will be crushing to the economy. >> with all these tax increases in the pipeline to howland the world to we realize that dream a half percent average annual real gdp growth, the cbo is predicting for the five years. we have to get this growth if we are going to be on track to move toward a balanced budget. lou: the ryan budget does that in the course of n years, but it makes a huge assumption, as just under 2 trillion that would be derived from the elimination of obamacare. that does nothing, -- does not as i said at the outset seem likely. >> not feasible today, but once obamacare goes into effect it could be that those the observable as well a the possible rationing of health care could create such an outcry that this program would be watered down substantially. lou: do you agree? >> exactly. i think he is right. i don't think it wille overturne
of the economy that are not that strong and i don't know what the sequester will bring in the month of april. >> look, the data say things are better, and i think the fed will be under a lot of pressure because interest rates are headed higher. >> at some point the fed will have to acknowledge that -- and they have -- to your point, they changed the language a little bit. it's a moderate recovery and it's a strengthening recovery. words like that. >> right. >> at some point they're going to have to acknowledge what we all seem to know which is -- they're not great, but things are getting better. now will inflation pick up and that, of course, is the fed's number one mandate. will inflation pick up until we see jobs pick up because wage inflation comes with excess demand from workers. i don't know. that's the big trillion dollar question mark. >> commodity inflation whether it be corn or copper and the strong dollar will contain inflation that's going up a great deal. housing is stabilizing and not really in the numbers. i want to take issue with some of what you said. i think we all think th
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at this 14,500, in that range, the economy is in better shape arguably and back then. why can't we be happy about this? >> well, we should be. our report showed this. the levels we are looking at right now, economic indicators, valuations, monetary sentiment, etc., really the only thing that looks out of mind is how far the index it is from the 50 and 200 day moving averages. dennis: where, generally, speaking in stocks, would you put money now and is it basically a bet that we keep moving higher or a bat to protect yourself from moving lower? >> leaning towards we just celebrated our fourth birthday and five of the six bull markets since world war ii that did so went on to celebrate their fifth birthday. number four was on march 9, number five will be a year from now. it is the cyclical factors that tend to lead the way. dennis: that what all kind of messed together. thank you so much for being with us. sam stovall. >> my pleasure. melissa: just a month after carnival cruise ship was stranded at the. another one is stranded. carnivals dream was wrapping up its trip when the emergency diese
of the economy is about 18 billion euros, so the banking industry is four times the size of the economy. if you allow the banks to fail, much like letting citibank or jpmorgan here in the united states, that would have significant repercussion the in the economy. connell: where do you stand on the idea of the con cement spreading? could it happen in other countries was the question asked, it seemed like, in the markets this morning if it goes through on cypress, on to the next guy and next who have problems? >> that's a legitimate concern that the architect or one of the principle architects here, the imf, the ecb, and the european union and germany with a strong hand there. if they force this upon one country, who is to say they couldn't force it upon a larger, more important country? if europe were able to execute a plan like that, who is to say that the united states wouldn't look and say, well, they did it in europe, why couldn't we look here? connell: rule of law question; right? >> exactly. dagen: what's the solution? somewhere between forcing the haircut and letting banks fail? where is
in a big way, whether it is a game changer and what that means for the market and the economy and everything else. i know we'll be talking about it it at noon. >> we're going to get our last word. they can talk about it for just one second and not that long because we've only got a minute and we'll talk to henry blodget and curtis artledge. you asked a question about jc penn penney. maybe they can raise more cash, but they're running out of cash at this point. they don't have that much left. >> you have a final thought on either jc penney or more importantly, the markets? >> i think today's entire discussion has been about the early stages of confidence building and we get past these two gigantic minefields of fiscal cliff and sequester. we start to see m & a pickup and retail sales and they're willing to spend money because they're more scared about their job. we see capital expenditures and people starting to plan for them and sentiment, actually, when we talk about it i don't think there's that much complacency. people are still nervous. >> scott, it was great having you he
, eventually as the economy recovers, slowly recovers, that's going to go up. don't forget natural gas. it's becoming a very r v real threat. >> i don't have a lot of time to make good op a bet, but i'll win this bet. phil, what could get in the win of your predictions? >> well, basically, the government's getting involved in fracking and going away from it, but, you know, i don't think the governments can get away from this. we have seen this in history before, neil. we go from cycles. remember the first time we had peak oil, a few years ago, running out of oil; right? we talked about whale oil. the market builds a better mouse trap, and right now, we are at the most significant juncture in u.s. energy. we're going to change the energy mix as we know it going forward. how you thought about energy five years ago totally changed. neil: i don't know. you have your own white puff of smoke you had today, i want to thank you, and speaking of the other big story of the day, white smoke means, as you know by now, we have a new pope, in fact, we have the first latin american pope putting a stamp o
is a big concern. china is a big concern. they said china's economy is showing symptoms that sparked the crisis in 2008, the warning and saying they risk financial crisis. obviously, concerns about china. i'm going to stick to the cypress theme and put it together. the vix, fear index popped. you see the 1275 right now, up 17%. at one point, up 13%. right now, let's look at the financials because they certainly reacted. in some cases, dramatically, and the idea of them taxing deposits there. citigroup down 2% and banks abroad hit harder. back to you. >> a full and complete report, thank you, nicole. >> for the bailout proposal, is the tax on bank deposits, and that is sparking outrage and fear that there's going to be a run on the banks there. david, chairman and chief investment officer of dumb beer land as visiers of -- cumberland, and why do you think it's a big deal, david? >> caller: well, the finance ministers, the decision has been announced. the cat is out of the bag. once you open the door to taxing a deposit when you have a liquidity crisis, you can never close the door aga
round of attacks on some big banks. on the economy, there is no bigger bowl man ryan westbury. those stories and much more, maybe even a new pope. dagen mcdowell joins me for market now. ♪ dagen: you are very low. go cardinal dolan. i am actually excited. smoke watch is 1150-215 eastern time. we will see. if there is no pope, it will probably be about 2:15 p.m. eastern time. cheryl: you know what, i can watch a smoke stack for a few hours. top of the hour, almost. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: i enjoyed that analogy. they are both very entertaining. we are down, the dow is down about 14 points. six record closes for the dow jones industrial. a green arrow would mean a record close for the dow today. names like verizon, procter & gamble, alcoa are pressuring the dow. the s&p is going nowhere fast. boeing hit a new 52 week high. you have many retailers hitting new 52 week highs. we are seeing american spending on gasoline, auto sales, grocery stores. talk to you. dagen: where is the disposable income after that payroll tax
. he has an economic ph.d. as he inherits a slower growing economy, he'll face pressure to tackle china's widening wealth gap. eunice yoon joins us now with more. there were 2940 yes votes, six who abstained and three who voted no. >> yeah. an overwhelming majority of the people decided to vote him in. but at the same time, most people had expected that he would have the support of the vast majority of the people. he is really seen as a capable steward of the economy, which is really important because the premier shift is the most important job of the premier is really to manage the economy. he's been credited with helping to really navigate china through a very difficult time through the financial crisis. and also to push through much needed reforms. a lot of people think that he is going to go down with his well with his counterparts overseas. he speaks good english. he's been described as being very informed. but he does have his critics. there are people here who have said that he's too passive, he's indecisive and he hasn't been total lly forgiven for a role h played regarding heal
to do it this way, as for 2014, i thi it depends on the circumstances in the economy. if there is more obama fatigue. lou: can i say, watching the republican party with all prevail -- tre veil, i think that everyone better give up on idea of doing anything with the democrats and letting the economy doing the intellectual heavy lifting for the republican party, they better get ready to go. because, this is not going to be a default election, just as 2012 was. i have to -- i hate to do it, but we have to right there. anyway, thank yo thank you very, that is it for us, we hope you will be us tomorrow, congressman frank wolf of join us. on what is going on in the obama justice department, from new york. york. >> you know every liberal's dream that government seizing your money out right, there is nothing you can do about it. now no cyprus they could find out the hard way, this tiny island nation sent a tsunami shockwave to the rest of the world, keeping the banks closed until they find a more palatable way to. welcome i am neil cavuto, you got 10 grand in a bank account. how about waking
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is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that, we're going to be bringing in more revenue, if we have controlled spending, and we have smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance -- >> bill: potentially. the president thinks he he can get the federal budget under control. potentially. but listen to this. the democratic budget calls for $1 trillion in tax increases over the next 10 years. how are you going to grow an economy with that? and every working american is going to pay some of those taxes. let me ask you, let me ask you this. are you already not paying taxes through the roof? i am. property tax, sales tax, gas tax, state tax, city of new york tax, federal income tax, and almost everything i do in my leash time, rental cars, hotels, planes, all taxed as well. and the democrats want to add another trillion dollars in taxes? so we're quickly becoming sweden which has the highest tax rate in europe. u.s. corporate tax is already the highest in the world, already. and there is no doubt president obama wants to raise them even fur
. and stay the course. that's the message from the fed chairman ben bernanke today. he says our economy is improving but it still needs help. so the fed will keep interest rates at record low levels and will keep buying $85 billion in bonds each month. stocks like that, the dow up 56 points. briefly hitting a new record. the nasdaq up 25. the s&p up 10. of course, investors the world over are still watching the tiny island nation of cyprus as it nears possible bankruptcy. banks there are closed for the rest of the week now. and lawmakers are working on a plan b after parliament rejected a proposal to tax people's savings accounts. the fox business network peter barnes is live in the newsroom in washington. how concerned is the fed about cyprus? >> well, shep, he said the feted is paying attention to it, monitoring cyprus carefully. he said that so far its problems don't appear to be spreading to the u.s. or other countries. and that's the big concern here that this could become a contagion and trigger another financial crisis. but, bernanke suggested cyprus is unique, that its banking s
can be the linchpin in our economy over here. it's ridiculous. >> right. it should be a smaller problem. they could take care of this in other ways. they could print money or -- >> i'm not going to pick a state here. it would probably be a southern state, but a poor southern state cannot take the down the united states. >> a western state because they're not awake yet. but here we are. out of the 22 -- cyprus? >> you thought greece was small, cyprus is -- >> come on, cypriots? i remember some conflicts. i thought it was a golf course, which would be a much bigger problem to me. >> let's introduce our guest host this morning, kenny dichter, co-founder of avian. why do i always mispronounce it? because you've been b drinking it. >> avione is airplane in french and spanish. >> can we get a full shot of this? he's now the chairman of juicepress. i have been drinking this stuff for the past week, virtually, five days. >> and you know what? your skin tone has never looked better. >> no food up until this saturday. you've been doing this now -- >> 22 days. >> i've made my cleanse zero
more revenues or tax increases. do you think they can really handle more given this economy? >> i think we can get rid of the special interest tax loopholes. melissa: are you talking about changing to ordinary income? that $21 billion makes a lot of difference. it may make a difference whether we have a medicaid program that can help meet the needs of the people falling through the cracks, it may mean that additional grants for cancer research. it is still, even in washington a lot of money. i would like to see each of the agencies look at each of their own budgets. i think we can do further inductions that way, that are sensible that allow us to continue investment in the country and, in fact, increase investments where we need to. melissa: you spoke in the beginning about trying to find a common ground between the two plants. >> i certainly accept the need. i think that is very important. it should not, the cost cost of growing jobs, keeping the economic momentum we shall last month going. that should be our top priority. melissa: a lot of the economists say the debt in and of itself
, we like to see that because it means the economy is doing better. of course, we talk how the federal reserve is playing a role in the rallywell. standing behind the economy and keeping the interest rates low and making sure that we can keep this economy bubbling along. so, every day we're watching this and every day it's going higher, harris. >> so you're sitting at home and not a big time investor. watching your retirement funds, is now a good time to put money in stocks. >> the people we're talking to saying he we could have a retrenchment, 2, 5, maybe more on the big board, the dow stocks and that's an opportunity for people to get back in if we have a pullback, that's what i would wait for. if you've got a long time horizon, be in stocks, you want to make sure you're going to fund your retirement with investments that last over a lifetime, not over 20 minutes or two seconds, like the pros sometimes do, harris. >> gerri willis, thank you very much. libyan authorities reportedly holding a person in custody tonight in connection with the terror attack on the u.s. outpost in benghazi
, instead of the steak knife is tough for the economy, senator murray said this is a great plan for everyone as being pro-growth, i don't know what a trillion dollars in national tax rates is going for growth, i don't see it. neil: rick, you are tight with a lot of powerful democrats, i know what bothers them is he is taking on entitlements, he is not really he is taking them on. carney said yesterday, think of changing the ages, and you know and a nonstarter. so, if entitlements are off the table for a lot of democrats right now, we're going nowhere fast? >> you have to be a little bit careful. we know that murray's budget, opening shot from democrats ryan's budget opening shot from the republican, president somewhere in the middle, important to keep this in mind. i will tell you, i have to disagree when you say ryan budget does not take a cleave torent tight imminents -- clivecleaver to entitlements, 5n medicare and medicaid that is heavy, the thing that shocked me about his budget, i have to tell you, you know i'm not the biggest fan of representative ryan, but it at least it has been re
underlying economy as long as we stay in the free market and let people go out earn money and change the world, we'll come out ahead, a third of the billionaires reside in u.s., there is a reason, we have that free market capitalism that animallistic spirit, that bridges our country ahead of the game not some government interference or program. neil: well, i hope you are right, monica, in the meantime the government is crowding out the capital, right? it is maybe we've gotten used to that. it is like beating your head against the wall, when you stop, you still have a gaping wound but you feel better. i'm wondering whether we have a false assurance here? >> i don't feel like i have any kind of assure answer from anyone, both of the budgets not only house democratic budget but republican budget are asking for very contentiousesques one wants to us get rid of obamacare, that was a big struggle and the other wants to us get rid of the sequester cuts, which we've been haranging about for weeks now. neil: that just wastes time, every time they do that and add to more spending, we keep talk
capital economy will flea to lower tax states. >> we have the right to change the rules op you after the fact, and that's what's nos fair. >> some in sacramento are trying to unwind this. california's not cypress, it's not taking, but to many, it is clearly unfair. >> no, it is. it is so unfair. i mean, changing the rules after the fact is crazy. william thank you for the report. >> you bet. >> well, in the mean time, a huge win if you're one who likes to resell things from ebay to yard sales, and itch ed -- rich edson in washington. rich? >> e bay and love the decision. publishers, not so much. the supreme court questioned whether a student could buy cheaper, foreign made and sold textbooks and resell them in the united states for profit. copyrights permits sales only overseas, but the courts said no. once americans buy an item, they buy and resell it of the the other decision could have made it difficult to resell foreign items in the u.s.. libraries say the decision is a landmark win for consumers, small businesses, online marketplaces, retailers, and libraries natio
. find out how this publicly-traded company grows even in the face of a weak economy. david: let's look what drove the markets today with today's data download. stocks pulling back with all three major indices closing lower. the dow snapped its longest winning streak since 1996 falling in into the red after ten straight days of gains. dow, s&p, nasdaq all ending higher for the week. utilities and financials were the week's top performing sectors, while telecom, consumer staples lagged a bit. consumer prices rising at its fastest pace in nearly four years in february, jumping .7%. the jump was fueled by a 9% surge in gasoline prices. so it was limited primarily in that one area. a 5.4% climb in energy prices overall. >>> preliminary reading showed consumer sentiment tumbled in early march to the lowest level in a year as americans face uncertainty over federal spending cuts. the index dropped to 71.8 level this month, far below february's reading of 77.6. economists forecasts of 78, sandra. sandra: we've got mark sebastian in the pits of the cme group in chicago. our market panel. john b
'll have a long-lasting impact on our economy. we've been dealing with a lousy europe for a long time. but you'll have this pullback at 5 percent which is about 1484 and 7% at 53, i might consider getting back in, but i'm not doing it until then. cheryl: looks like europe doesn't have a plan, obvious. let's go to the nymex, jeffrey grossman. jeff, let's talk about the oil contract. one of things we saw today again was the safety of the u.s. dollar. you had traders around the world jumping into the dollar. your take. >> today was really a dream come true in many respects. we walked in this morning, the dollar was very strong, took our market down right to the support level. 91.75 and spot crude was a major support level on the way down. the minute the dollar weakened, came off those highs a little bit, market rallied right pack to where the resistance levels are which is in the high 93.85 to $94 level. it's behaving like a normal market really with a little input that came in from the european information here, but the truth of the matter is this is a market that still, again, is a sal
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